In Brief: Nightclubbers damage BMW

TWO nightclubbers who got into a row with a couple caused more than €1,600 worth of damage to their BMW, then tried to start a fight with them afterwards.

Florin Nicolae and Sorin Andrei (both 22), of Harrington Street, Dublin 8, pleaded guilty at Dublin District Court to charges of causing a breach of the peace and criminal damage.

Judge Cormac Dunne wanted to see €1,000 in compensation paid.

He adjourned the case to November 6.

Man's threat on Obama life

A man from Birmingham, Alabama, accused of threatening the life of Barack Obama on Twitter has been charged with knowingly threatening to kill, kidnap or inflict bodily harm on the president.

Jarvis Britton (25) tweeted the message: "Let's kill the president. F.E.A.R." on September 14.

A national militia group called F.E.A.R. (Forever Enduring Always Ready) aims to overthrow the US government and assassinate the president.

US ease Burma import ban

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the US would ease its import ban on Burma.

"The United States is taking the next step in normalising our commercial relationship," Mrs Clinton said during a meeting with Burma's president Thein Sein on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

The announcement follows the Obama administration's resumption of normal diplomatic relations and the suspension of a US investment ban.

Sudan border row continues

The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan reached nine agreements but did not work out issues surrounding the contested Abyei region or the demarcation of their shared border.

South Sudan president Salva Kiir said the two countries would sign a "protocol of collaboration".

A South Sudan spokesman said Sudan's president Omar al-Bashir and Mr Kiir agreed on economic issues and a buffer zone between their borders to allow oil exports.